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Elizabeth Pope (Miss Younge)


Oil on canvas



Queen Elizabeth : The Earl of Essex



Height: 76cm
Width: 63cm
height (frame): 85cm
width (frame): 72cm


Thomas Harris; Harris sale, 12 July 1819 (23) (as Queen Katherine); Charles Mathews

Other number

Mathews 155 (as Monimia in "The Orphan")
RW 421 (as Monimia)
CKA 421 (as Monimia or as Queen Katharine in "Henry VIII")

Exhibition history

1833 London, Queen's Bazaar, Oxford Street, "Mr Mathews's Gallery of Theatrical Portraits" (155) 1982-3 London (126)


“Morning Herald” 22 March 1794; Hayes 1968

Elizabeth clasps her hands yearningly. Her gold tiara has red jewels and a row of pearls, and her blue dress has white slashing edged with pearls, and is trimmed with lace and ermine.
Jones's tragedy was first performed at Covent Garden on 21 February 1753, with Esther Bland as Queen Elizabeth. Despite the parts mentioned in the Harris and Mathews catalogues, Mrs Pope is almost certainly depicted playing Queen Elizabeth, the role mentioned in the “Morning Herald” of 22 March 1794.
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